Is pushing up the number of of Covid-19 cases part of the KPI for the next 100 days?
Looking at the 100-Day Malaysian Family Aspiration programme which was launched in KLCC on Dec 9, 2021, and slated to run for four days, it would seem so.
It seems that the urge to garner publicity is in overdrive now, though we are still dealing with both the Delta and Omicron variants in this country.
Even as we are in the midst of encouraging people to take up booster shots in a bid to stave off the pandemic, there are certain quarters in responsible government positions who seem to want the pandemic to stay.
Telling the public that processions, whether for religious purposes or to protest rising food prices, are not allowed out of safety concerns due to the pandemic, and yet allowing for the government to run events like the one above, is saying that the virus is selective in who it wants to infect.
Dr Koh Kar Chai is president of the Malaysian Medical Association (MMA).
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